The end of the 2015 season is an emotional one.
Tim Hudson and Jeremy Affeldt retired and were given the most heartfell farewells when Giants just fell short of playoff. I wasn’t there, the last game on a sunny Sunday afternoon, and Bumgarner was scratched from starting it. In the end, does it surprise anyone that Giants didn’t make the playoff? I mean, this is just another odd year. But when I read an email from Baer to the season ticket holders, I almost burst into tears. Yes, we have fought well, and came into this off-season with pride.
I will remember 2015 as the year Bumgarner established himself as one of the elite pitchers and the absolute ace of Giants under the pressure of coming out of a historical postseason, also hitting five home runs and being one hit away from a perfect game. Posey continued to build up his future hall-of-fame resume with all-star numbers and stayed the indisputable best pitcher of the game. Bum and Buster have always been my two favorite Giants ever since I started to follow Giants in 2010 and they keep growing just makes me the happiest fan of the world. Besides the battery, Giants’ home-grown infield has quietly become one of the best, if not the best in baseball. I have seen #FreeBelt back in 2012, Crawford getting better each year with his gloves and hairstyles, Joe Panik and Matt Duffy coming from nowhere and instantly giving their best, and I am so proud of them. And of course, there are also Hester’s no-hitter, Parker’s three-homer game on the magical day when Hudson and Zito reunioned in the Colosseum, and many other wonderful moments in this year. So here it is, the highlight of the Giants 2015.
Man, I love this game, this city and this fucking Giants team. And you know what, next year, it’s an even year. Go Giants!